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Sports and Culture Minister Remembers Marcus Christopher

February 23, 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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 ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 23rd February 2015……‘A cultural icon whose mastery of his craft allowed a Nation to trace its progress’ were Minister Chet Greene’s, initial comments as he reflected on the passing of Antigua and Barbudan veteran calypso writer Marcus Christopher. “As the Ministry, in particular the Culture Development Division and the National Festival Office joins with all Antigua and Barbuda to extend sympathy to the wife and family of Mr. Christopher on his passing, we reflect on the positive impact he had on the growth of the Calypso art form, music and Mas across the Nation. [...]

Antigua and Barbuda History Month Progresses

February 22, 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda - February 22, 2015 - The inaugural Antigua & Barbuda History Month moves into week two with three more village exhibitions and film shows followed by two days of centralized activities at the Multipurpose Cultural Center, before culminating in Barbuda by mid-March. The activities got off to an excellent start in Old Road last Monday 16th February, moving on to Swetes, then Old Road. In each village there was an exhibit of village life highlighting the lifestyle and culture followed by an old time ‘flim’ show and cultural presentation. The exhibits were visited by a [...]

Antigua and Barbuda PM requests hold on LIAT decision

February 17, 2015 @ 9:16 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – February 17, 2015……Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has written to his colleague Dr Ralph Gonsalves in his capacity as Chairman of LIAT Shareholders, requesting that “no further action be taken with regard to any decisions made at the meeting of Shareholders’ of LIAT in Barbados on February 13th 2015” until his Cabinet has had the opportunity to discuss the matter. At the meeting of the LIAT shareholder-governments, decisions were announced about disposition of the airline’s fleet of planes and the laying-off of some 160 workers. Antigua and Barbuda is the second largest [...]

14th Meeting of the Ministerial Council of PetroCaribe Caracas, Venezuela

November 21, 2014 @ 11:35 AM
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HON. ASOT MICHAEL MP 20TH NOVEMBER 2014  Mr Chairman Distinguished Delegates: It is an honour and pleasure for me to represent Antigua and Barbuda at this Ministerial Council of PetroCaribe, and I believe that important decisions will be taken today that will strengthen the PetroCaribe arrangements even more. I bring with me to this meeting the warm fraternal greetings from the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Hon. Gaston Browne. As current Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister Gaston Browne reaffirms the robust solidarity of the member states of CARICOM within PetroCaribe. Prime Minister Browne understands the centrality [...]

New Ambassador makes Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Browne

November 21, 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 19th November, 2014…….. Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Browne on Tuesday received a courtesy call from His Excellency Mr. Aydin Evirgen, the newly accredited Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Antigua and Barbuda. During their deliberations Prime Minister Browne expressed his pleasure in taking a further step to deepen and strengthen relations between the two countries. Ambassador Evirgen in his response thanked the Prime Minister for extending the kind courtesies to him and noted that he looks forward to exploring the cooperation between the two countries in the area of trade, investments and education. Throughout their [...]

ASC Students Benefit from Tourism Talk

November 19, 2014 @ 1:55 AM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – November 17, 2014…… The Marketing Class of 2014 at the Antigua State College  was recently addressed by Lady Sandra Williams, wife of Governor General Sir Rodney Williams.  Lady WIlliams delivered a talk on trends, issues and opportunities in tourism from international, regional and local perspectives.Marketing Instructor , Mrs. Diane Cornelius, remarked:  "The students , our planners and leaders of tomorrow, were able to glean much valuable information.  Their critical thinking on Antigua and Barbuda's tourism industry has been sharpened as a result of this presentation.  They were able to participate in useful discussion on the subject matter, and [...]

Gaston Browne Administration Attracts another Multi-Million Dollar Investment Project

November 14, 2014 @ 2:32 PM
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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda – 14th November, 2014…….The Gaston Browne Administration earlier this week made another significant stride towards the realization of making Antigua and Barbuda the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean, with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement for a project valued over US $200 million dollars. Prime Minister, the Hon. Gaston Browne and Antigua and Barbuda’s newly appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, His Excellency Dr. Aly El Dakroury, representing SunnyHill Group Limited, signed the MOA that will result in the construction and development of over four hundred units as a world-class hotel complex to be [...]

Press Statement by the Honourable Asot Michael, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development, Investment and Energy to Commemorate CARICOM Energy Week 2014

November 13, 2014 @ 9:59 AM
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“Achieving Climate, Environmental and Economic Resilience through Sustainable Energy” Antigua and Barbuda joins this year with the other members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to celebrate CARICOM Energy WEEK 2014 under the theme of “Achieving Climate, Environmental and Economic Resilience through Sustainable Energy”. This theme is reflective of the efforts being made by the new administration of Antigua and Barbuda to promote an energy policy which is reflective of the needs of the country and specifically where possible to reduce the cost of energy to the consumer, to harness our country’s considerable renewable energy resources, and to encourage energy efficiency [...]

Antiguan & Barbudan Students Celebrate Independence Overseas

November 9, 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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“Rebuilding our Nation with Togetherness, Commitment and Perseverance”. New York, November 4th, 2014: Antiguan & Barbudan nationals studying in the United States celebrated the 33rd anniversary of the country’s Independence at the official Thanksgiving Service held in New York last Sunday, October 26, 2014. The service was hosted at the Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem, New York by the United Nation’s Ambassador Designate, Dr. Walton “Aubrey” Webson. The contingent of over twenty (20) students who are attending various institutions of higher learning in New York, including Monroe College, Mercy College and City College, are members of the recently founded Antigua [...]

Minster’s Remarks for Appreciation Dinner

November 6, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
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Honourable Asot Michael Minister of Tourism, Economic Development & Energy Government of Antigua and Barbuda WTM Partners Appreciation Dinner ADDRESS to Invitees 3rd November, 2014 Good evening ladies and gentlemen…. First of all, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you for joining us for dinner this evening. I always enjoy being in the United Kingdom and had the privilege of being here a month ago to participate in the Lord Taverner’s fund raising dinner held in honor of the legendary cricketer, our own Sir Vivian Richards. Sir Viv and I were doing our small part [...]